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Kidney Week 2016 Shift in Anemia Management in CKD Patients Identified

Shift in Anemia Management in CKD Patients Identified

Use of ESAs declined while use of blood transfusions increased between 2008 and 2012.

Kidney Week 2016 Anemia in Non-Dialysis-Dependent CKD Patients Characterized

Anemia in Non-Dialysis-Dependent CKD Patients Characterized

The condition is present in more than half of Medicare patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease.

Anemia Anemia Linked to Vitamin D Insufficiency in Children With CKD

Anemia Linked to Vitamin D Insufficiency in Children With CKD

Low vitamin D status was associated with a 2-fold higher risk for anemia.

Kidney Week 2016 Novel Drug Shows Promise for FSGS

Novel Drug Shows Promise for FSGS

Sparsentan could become the first FDA-approved medication for the focal segmental glomerularsclerosis.

Kidney Week 2016 Bone Mass Increases After Total Parathyroidectomy

Bone Mass Increases After Total Parathyroidectomy

In a study, 94.1% of total PTx patients had improvement of bone mineral density at their most affected site.

Kidney Week 2016 Parathyroidectomy Offers Survival Advantage

Parathyroidectomy Offers Survival Advantage

Surgery decreased the risk of death from any cause by 32% compared with usual treatment.

Kidney Week 2016 Parathyroidectomy Rarely Achieves KDIGO Targets

Parathyroidectomy Rarely Achieves KDIGO Targets

Just 6.7% of patients had target levels of calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone a year after surgery.

Kidney Week 2016 Early RRT for AKI May Lower Risk of Dialysis Dependence

Early RRT for AKI May Lower Risk of Dialysis Dependence

It also may shorten intensive care unit and hospital length of stay versus late RRT in critically ill patients, meta-analysis reveals.

Kidney Week 2016 Microwave Ablation Effective for Mild to Moderate SHPT

Microwave Ablation Effective for Mild to Moderate SHPT

More patients treated with MWA plus calcitriol reached iPTH levels below 150 pg/mL: 23.33% vs 8.54%.

Kidney Week 2016 Calciphylaxis Risk Higher in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Calciphylaxis Risk Higher in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Their risk of the rare but life-threatening condition is twice as high as in hemodialysis patients.

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